Thursday, January 26, 2012

The commute


When I saw him coming in my direction,
I knew that I would only get one shot... He was FLYING!

So, would a Parisian say this is a scooter, a trottinette, or something else?

Il va travailler à trottinette?

Rue Saint Louis en l'Ile
Ile Saint Louis
75004, Paris


27 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

I don't know what they would call it Genie but it is wonderful! Great shot.

Sylvia K said...

No, I surely don't know what they would call it, but I love your capture whatever it's called! Fun as always, Genie!

Hugs
Sylvia

Carrie'sCreations said...

Love his shoes!!! Great photo:)

Randy said...

Probably something else, a good work out maybe.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Je ne sais pas le mot juste, mais je sais qu'il va vitement. Drôle photo.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Eh bien oui, ça m'en a tout l'air: Il va travailler en trottinette. Heureusement pour lui, il ne pleut pas! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Louis la Vache said...

Supurbe candid photo, Genie!
«Louis» is happy you got that ONE shot!
;-D

Malyss said...

Oui, c'est une trottinette. J'en avais une quand j'etais petite, à cette époque c'était reservé aux enfants! :o)

Joe said...

You nailed it Genie. Is that a very large man or a very small scooter?

Andy said...

Well done Genie. I don't think he even realized you were taking his photo.

s.c said...

Great shot. What can I say more.

biebkriebels said...

We call it a step and it is mostly used by children. A short time we saw adults in the street like your photo, but it didn't last long. I think men felt a bit childish though.

Maria said...

Good shot, Genie.
This is indeed a trottinette, in Dutch 'autoped' or 'step', in English 'scooter'.
You see them more and more in the cities like Amsterdam.
I had one in the fifties of the last century, see my blog under the label 'Memory Lane'.
Nowadays they are much smaller....
Regards and have a nice day,
Maria

brattcat said...

perhaps he is a little bit peter pan.

M said...

The pocket version of a velib? Great action shot! Must be a Parisian .... À demain ma chère amie!

La Petite Gallery said...

When I see your header, I remember the nicest day in Paris. Loved
the boat cruise. I saw naked sun bathers under the bridge on the rocks. All your images are wonderful.

yvonne

Bibi said...

Trotinette for sure. I always thought these things looked really dangerous with that little wheel in the front. A bigger wheel would absorb more bumps, I think. But I guess then it would look like a kid's scooter.

this is Belgium said...

great shot! can you imagine going to work like this? fun !

Starman said...

I'm always surprised when I see an older guy riding one of these.

Kris said...

Genie,

Whatever you call it, I want one. LOL

Btw: I lost my tail feathers when I turned 60...there is nothing left to shake! LOL LOL

Alexa said...

You sure chose your moment perfectly, Genie—what a great shot! Brava!

Jack said...

Nice one, Genie. You caught him just right. Panning a moving subject is fun. If you didn't get much advance warning, your accomplishment is that much more admirable.

winterludes said...

trottinette ou patinette. lot of people go to the office with a patinette, and fold it when it rains to take the subway! cleaver, isn't it (but also a little ridiculous)!

TheChieftess said...

Le Scootiere!!!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Well done to catch him in your view finder as he whizzed past Genie!

Nathalie said...

Trottinette of course. What a great catch. Sometimes adults use them for themselves but sometimes their kids use them when they go to school and when the parents go home they take the trottinette back with them (and use it of course)

Stan said...

Great job!! Looks like you didn't even have to pan the camera -- [1/250, 1/500th sec.??] In German it's a Roller.